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  • Major League Baseball Jan 17

    Giants Make Alyssa Nakken 1st Female Major League Coach

    Alyssa Nakken became the first female coach on a major league staff in baseball history Thursday when she was named an assistant under new Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

  • Lowell Spinners Jan 7

    Community Leaders Fight to Save Lowell Spinners

    Efforts are being made by local and state leaders to save the Lowell Spinners after a proposal from Major League Baseball that would cut affiliations with some minor league teams.

  • Don Larsen Jan 2

    Don Larsen, Yankees Pitcher Who Threw Only Perfect World Series Game, Dies at 90

    Don Larsen, the journeyman pitcher who reached the heights of baseball glory in 1956 for the New York Yankees when he threw a perfect game and the only no-hitter in World Series history, died Wednesday night. He was 90.

  • Major League Baseball Dec 12, 2019

    MLB, Union Agree to Testing for Opioids After Skaggs’ Death

    Major League Baseball will start testing for opioids and cocaine. But only players who do not cooperate with their treatment plans will be subject to discipline. Marijuana will be removed from the list of drugs of abuse and will be treated the same as alcohol as part of changes to the joint drug agreement between MLB and the players’ association....

  • Major League Baseball Dec 12, 2019

    All MLB Teams to Expand Protective Netting for 2020 Season: Commissioner

    All 30 Major League Baseball teams will expand the protective netting in stadiums starting with the 2020 season, baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred told CNBC in an interview Wednesday. The protective netting will extend “substantially beyond the end of the dugout,” Manfred told CNBC at the league’s winter meetings in San Diego. The change comes after a 2-year-old girl who was…

  • Nov 25, 2019

    Sen. Bernie Sanders Decries Proposed Elimination of Minor League Baseball Teams

    At a meeting this week in Dallas, Texas, as well as in other negotiations down the road, Major League Baseball is expected to discuss the future of several dozen feeder teams that could be cut under a new proposal. According to published reports, New York Penn League teams including the Lowell Spinners, Vermont Lake Monsters and Connecticut Tigers are on...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    ‘It Would Be a Mistake:’ Communities Push Back Against Proposed Baseball Cuts

    At a meeting this week in Dallas, Texas, as well as in other negotiations down the road, Major League Baseball is expected to discuss the future of several dozen feeder teams that could be cut under a new proposal. According to published reports, New York Penn League teams including the Lowell Spinners, Vermont Lake Monsters and Connecticut Tigers are on...

  • Nov 21, 2019

    Negotiations Could Decide Future of Minor League Teams

    Forty-two Minor League Baseball teams are now in danger of striking out.

  • Nov 15, 2019

    Were 2018 Red Sox Best Team of the Decade?

    It might be hard to believe, but another decade in sports will close in just over a month.

  • Oct 28, 2019

    Washington Nationals’ Obsession With Baby Shark Drives MLB Store Sales During World Series

    Major League Baseball’s online sales from the postseason and the World Series featuring the Houston Astros and the Washington Nationals have been strong — and the “Baby Shark” craze is adding to that, according to data from the league. In the last 10 days, the MLBShop.com has sold more than 4,500 various adult and children’s “Baby Shark” products, totaling more...

  • Oct 24, 2019

    MLB Looking Into Umpire Tweet Referencing Gun, Trump Critics

    Commissioner Rob Manfred says Major League Baseball will look into a politicized tweet by umpire Rob Drake that referenced a rifle and critics of President Donald Trump. Drake posted this message to Twitter on Tuesday: “I will be buying an AR-15 tomorrow, because if you impeach MY PRESIDENT this way, YOU WILL HAVE ANOTHER CIVAL WAR!!! #MAGA2020”

  • Oct 23, 2019

    Astros Executive Apologizes, MLB to Conduct Interviews

    The assistant general manager of the Houston Astros apologized Tuesday for using “inappropriate language” after a Sports Illustrated report said he repeatedly yelled toward a group of female reporters about closer Roberto Osuna during a clubhouse celebration. Brandon Taubman released a statement through the Astros hours before they played Game 1 of the World Series against Washington. Major League Baseball...

  • Oct 22, 2019

    Under Armour Founder Kevin Plank Relinquishes CEO Post

    Under Armour founder Kevin Plank will step down as CEO in the new year to become the company’s executive chairman and brand chief. Patrik Frisk, who became president and chief operating officer two years ago, will be the athletic gear company’s second CEO since it was founded in 1996. The 56-year-old Frisk will report to Plank and will take a...

  • Sep 12, 2019

    Mets Win Emotional 9/11 Tribute Game With 9 Runs on 11 Hits

    Pete Alonso has been full of surprises during a memorable rookie season with the Mets. For fans in his new home city, his gesture Wednesday night might be the biggest home run yet.

  • Jul 13, 2019

    Jimmy Fund Families Thank Brock Holt in Video

    Across Major League Baseball, Brock Holt is widely considered one of the best utility players in the league. In the last two years, the Red Sox star has played every position on the field except for pitcher and catcher. Yet it’s his success in a role off the diamond that earned him praise this week.

  • Jul 11, 2019

    ‘Robot Umpires’ Debut in Independent Atlantic League

    “Robot umpires” have arrived. The independent Atlantic League became the first American professional baseball league to let a computer call balls and strikes Wednesday night at its All-Star Game. Plate umpire Brian deBrauwere wore an earpiece connected to an iPhone in his pocket and relayed the call upon receiving it from a TrackMan computer system that uses Doppler radar. He...

  • Jul 7, 2019

    Lo mejor del primer tiempo

    Aquí el resumen de las mejores jugadas del primer tiempo

  • Jul 6, 2019

    Phillies’ Odubel Herrera Suspended 85 Games by Major League Baseball

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The commissioner’s office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He had been charged with simple assault and knowingly causing bodily injury stemming from an incident on...

  • Jul 5, 2019

    Phillies’ Odubel Herrera Suspended 85 Games by Major League Baseball

    Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Odúbel Herrera accepted a suspension for the rest of the season under Major League Baseball’s domestic violence policy. The commissioner’s office announced his decision Friday, two days after domestic assault charges against Herrera in Atlantic City, New Jersey, were dismissed. He had been charged with simple assault and knowingly causing bodily injury stemming from an incident on...

  • Jul 1, 2019

    Angels Say Pitcher Tyler Skaggs Has Died at Age 27

    Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs died Monday in Texas, according to a statement from the team. Details about a cause of death were not immediately available. Monday night’s game between the Angels and Texas Ranger in Arlington, Texas was postponed, the Rangers said in a statement.

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